Olena

Remember the year I stopped eating apples?
Remember the summer I kept bringing home
abandoned chairs? A lucid Vincent wrote
to his brother: I have tried
to express the terrible passions
of humanity by means of red and green.
His self-portrait now hangs in the Fogg.
Remember the summer I had to walk
to the Lake to feel anything at all?
—  Olena Kalytiak Davis, from An Imaginative Study In Degradation

… This morning my love
was briefly stuck in my throat
as I remembered all the soil
and sadness, remembered seeing you
on certain streets and corners, remembered all the rubble and the clang. Remember

how it is and isn’t fragile?
How it speaks in ears and fingers
takes days and hours and still
it wants nothing and it wants more?

—  Olena Kalytiak Davis, from “The Gauze of Flowers, a Love Poem”, in ‘And Her Soul Out of Nothing’
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interesting stuffs from Olena, I don’t want to get my hopes up too much but I’m looking forward to seeing her next quad

neverwinterforgottenhero  asked:

Lady’s Mantle?

Lady’s Mantle: What is one outfit you remember your mother/guardian wearing when you were a child?

“Most of ma’s clothes were fairly similar. Given how long she would have to sit, they be loose and proved enough cover from the sun. Nothing dark, obviously, but she really loves pastel colours.”

“One of her old kaftans was baby blue and pink, she always wore that one when travelling.”

I JUST WANTED TO SAY MEADOW ONCE AND REALLY MEAN IT
TO SAY ( C)LOVER ONCE AND MAYBE ONCE SAY (S)UN AND (PL)UCK
I JUST WANTED TO GO ON WITHOUT WHISPERING: SOUL SOUL SOUL
CAUSE, SO WHAT SOUL, SO FUCKING WHAT?

Olena Kalytiak Davis, from “another sign off,″ Shattered Sonnets, Love Cards, and Other Off and Back Handed Importunities

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Now team Ukraine is on the 33th place on the number of medals. Team Ukraine have  one gold medal which belongs gymnast Oleg Verniaiev.